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Chinatown Museum launches app for tours

Chinatown Museum, the country’s first cultural museum dedicated to one of the world’s oldest Chinatowns, is launching its very own app aimed at giving museum-goers a more enhanced and easier self-guided tour experience.

Chinatown Museum launches app for tours

Chinatown Museum’s new app gives users easy access to information to each of its 18 galleries, which offers visitors a visual retelling of the rich history of Binondo.

The 1,542-square meter museum, located at the 4th level of Lucky Chinatown Building A, highlights the various influences and historical events that have shaped the cultural, social and economic threads of Binondo – from its establishment as a settlement for Christianized Chinese to the height of downtown Escolta on its way to becoming a bustling commercial district of Manila.

“We want to provide museum visitors with a more enhanced and immersive experience by seamlessly integrating vital gallery information, images, videos, and audio recordings in the app, all of them are just one tap away. Our goal is to make every visit enjoyable by giving them more freedom to explore and learn at their own pace”, says Chinatown Museum administrator Janine Cabato.

The new app is designed to aid museum-goers, particularly those who are on a self-guided tour, allowing them to access gallery information right at their fingertips.

It utilizes Bluetooth and QR Code technology, providing real-time delivery of gallery information and a smoother transition between topics. The app is automatically activated upon entering the museum premises and allows users to browse through various video and audio presentations providing vital information on each of the museum’s 18 galleries.

The app is also equipped with a real-time notification feature, allowing users to receive the latest news and updates including upcoming exhibits, events, and activities at the museum. It also works offline, enabling users to access gallery information even outside the premises of the museum.

The Chinatown Museum app is available for download at the ​Google Playstore​ for Android users and at the ​App Store​ for iOS users.

Chinatown Museum is a heritage project and the second museum venture of Megaworld Foundation. The museum is connected directly to Lucky Chinatown Main Mall via a bridgeway at the fourth level and the newly opened Hotel Lucky Chinatown.

Chinatown Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission rates for regular visitors are priced at P150, senior citizens at P120 and students at P100. Kids below four feet are free of charge.

Chinatown Museum is located along Reina Regente St., Binondo, Manila. For inquiries, please call the Lucky Chinatown Concierge at 567-8139 or visit www.chinatownmuseum.org or send an email to c​[email protected]​ 

Topics: Chinatown Museum , self-guided tour experience , Janine Cabato
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